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Saturday’s national forecast

A strong Southerly airflow over the South Island spreads over the North Island in the evening, meanwhile a deep low centre over central New Zealand slowly moves eastwards during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain (possibly heavy) then easing to showers, gusty westerlies tend southwest later in the day.
Highs: 15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning rain eases to a few showers, sunny spells from afternoon about Taranaki. Breezy southwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-14

Eastern North Island
Dry at first with high cloud and northerlies. Rain spreads northwards during the morning and afternoon with a fresh southwest change, clearing overnight.
Highs: 14-15

Morning rain eases to the odd shower, southerlies freshen from morning becoming strong from afternoon then easing overnight.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning showers clear then cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells, cool southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Areas of rain with snow to 500m, easing to showers in the afternoon then clearing overnight. Strong southwesterly winds gust to gale about the coast then easing from evening.
Highs: 9

West Coast
Sunny areas and some high cloud with south to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Morning rain eases to the odd shower, mostly clearing in the evening however the odd shower lingers about coastal Otago then clearing overnight. A few snow flurries to 400m. Cold south to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 6-8

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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